[ubuntu-uk] RealMedia streams (rtsp:) in Gutsy
Greg K Nicholson
newsgroups at gkn.me.uk
Mon Nov 12 10:45:08 GMT 2007
> I'm sure it's all working for me in mplayer... unless it's something
> else you're referring to... the BBC Website Realaudio streams?
The stream I'm trying is
which redirects to an RTSP stream.
That address can be found by following the “Watch Live BBC News 24” link
towards the top of http://news.bbc.co.uk/ then in the resulting pop-up
following the “Launch in stand alone player” link.
(Incidentally, that should say “stand-alone”; silly BBC.)
MPlayer doesn't like me either:
“Couldn't resolve name for AF_INET6: www.bbc.co.uk”
(Which is fair enough because I don't like *it* — every time you use a
multiple-window interface, one of the HIG gnomes dies. (Wilbur is wanted
So: I can't find RealPlayer in Add/Remove or Synaptic; and Totem, Helix
Player, VLC and MPlayer all can't play the stream.
I don't think it's an internet connectivity issue, because Amarok and
Totem can both play SomaFM's mp3 streams happily. E.g.:
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